Planetary health and human health are interconnected and the degradation of wildlife habitats increases the risks of diseases being transmitted to humans by animals. To prevent outbreaks or even pandemics at the level currently seen with COVID-19, it is critical to protect the natural environment of all living creatures and to ensure that the field of health promotion supports such efforts.

On this Earth day, we are pleased to announce that IUHPE is embarking on a project entitled “Planet-People-Health”, along with the Lucerne School of Social Work (Switzerland), National University of Ireland-Galway (Ireland), and University of Nottingham (UK). The project aims to create a platform allowing grassroots groups to combine efforts, knowledge and strategies for targeting both planetary and population health.